Apart from revealing the Jay-Z & Lil Wayne guest features on Nothing Was The Same, Drake & his producer Noah “40” Shebib gave Rolling Stone some details about the album’s intro “Tuscan Leather” for their Fall Music Preview. The song features three distinct beats with a single Whitney Houston sample that 40 flips three different ways:
Of bombastic album opener “Tuscan Leather,” 40 says, “It’s a three-staged record – one sample flipped three different ways, with a verse over each beat.”
They also told the magazine that the LP will feature the follow-up to Drake’s solo version of Rick Ross’ “Aston Martin Music”, that we premiered right here 3 summers ago, “Paris Morton Music II”:
Drake, meanwhile, cites the standout track “Paris Morton Music II” as the clearest proof that he’s stepped up his game. “That track excites me from a rap standpoint, just getting off bars and different flows,” he says. “I played it for J. Cole, on some rap buddy-buddy shit, and he was like, ‘Damn!'”
Nothing Was The Same drops September 24th.